Start by checking the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.
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The Transmission Fluid Pressure (TFP) switch 5 is part of the Transmission Control Solenoid Valve Assembly, which has no serviceable parts. The Transmission Control Module (TCM) supplies a signal circuit to the TFP switch 5. The TFP switch 5 has an internal case ground. TFP switch 5 is normally closed or LOW. When oil pressure is present at the TFP switch 5, the switch is open or HIGH. The normally high pressure control (PC) solenoid 3 controls pressure to the R1/4-5-6 clutch regular valve. The TCM monitors the TFP switch 5 signal circuit to determine the position of the R1/4-5-6 clutch regulator valve. When the low and reverse clutch and 4-5-6 clutch are commanded OFF, pressure is present on the TFP switch 5. When the low and reverse clutch or the 4-5-6 clutch is commanded ON, the R1/4-5-6 clutch regulator valve moves and pressure to the TFP switch 5 is exhausted through the R1/4-5-6 clutch regulator valve. The Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) will be set when the TCM detects that the TFP switch 5 signal voltage remains HIGH after the 4-5-6 clutch transitions from a LOW pressure state to a HIGH pressure state. The TCM counts each incident. The DTC sets when 15 counts are accumulated.
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